dicrotic


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di·cro·tism

 (dī′krə-tĭz′əm)
n.
A condition in which the pulse is felt as two beats per single heartbeat.

[From Greek dikrotos, double-beating : di-, two; see di-1 + krotos, rattling noise.]

di·crot′ic (-krŏt′ĭk) adj.

dicrotic

(daɪˈkrɒtɪk) or

dicrotal

adj
(Physiology) physiol having or relating to a double pulse for each heartbeat
[C19: from Greek dikrotos double-beating, from di-1 + krotein to beat]
dicrotism n

di•crot•ic

(daɪˈkrɒt ɪk)

adj.
pertaining to or having a double beat of the pulse for each beat of the heart.
[1700–10; < Greek díkrot(os) (di- di-1 + krótos beat, clap) + -ic]
di′cro•tism (-krəˌtɪz əm) n.
References in periodicals archive ?
When there is increase in the blood flow in the corpora cavernosa,it will lead to the increase in intercavernosal artery pressure and small dicrotic notch appears at the end systole.
Following Traditional Chinese Medicine terminology the graphs clearly show the presence of dicrotic notch and dicrotic wave and the pulses can be identified as taut, slippery or moderate.